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IAUC 3841: SNe; Her X-1; PG 1115+080

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                                                  Circular No. 3841
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Postal Address: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
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     P. S. Pellegrini, Observatorio Astrofisico Brasileiro, Itajuba,
reports the discovery by M. Nunes, L. N. da Costa, D. Latham
and himself of a possible supernova 7" east and 5" south of the
nucleus of NGC 5746 (R.A. = 14h42m3, Decl. = +2deg10', equinox 1950.0).
The object was estimated at mv ~ 13 on July 11.  Features resembling
those of a supernova were noted on an intensified reticon
spectrogram obtained at the Cassegrain focus of the 1.6-m telescope.

     Visual magnitude estimates of the supernova in NGC 5236: July
6.5, 11.8 (R. Evans, Maclean, N.S.W.); 7.4, 11.6 (Evans); 8.57,
11.5 (Evans); 10.2, 11.2 (T. Langhans, San Bruno, CA; communicated
by J. Mattei); 11.2, 11.2 (Langhans); 12.2, 11.2 (Langhans).

     The EXOSAT Observatory Team reports: "Four EXOSAT observations
of Her X-1 = HZ Her during June 28.13-28.33, 30.57-30.80,
July 8.67-9.55 and 17.44-17.53 UT did not detect a 35-day on-state
as predicted by the turn-on times listed by Crosa and Boynton
(1980, Ap.J. 235, 999).  AAVSO monitoring (provided by J. Mattei)
shows that the optical modulation associated with x-ray heating of
the primary was present during the ESOSAT observations.  This
suggests that the phase of the 35-day cycle has changed dramatically
and that Her X-1 may be entering an extended low state."

PG 1115+080
     C. Vanderriest, G. Wlerick and P. Felenbok, Observatoire de
Meudon, have observed with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope an
important variation in the V flux of the components of the
gravitationally-lensed object PG 1115+080 (Weymann et al. 1980, Nature
285, 641: R.A. = 11h15m41s5, Decl. = +8deg02'24" , equinox 1950.0),

                Total      A        B        C      B/A      C/A

1981 Apr. 30    16.04    16.40    18.35    17.99    0.166    0.231
              +/-0.04  +/-0.04  +/-0.08  +/-0.06 +/-0.020 +/-0.020
1983 Mar.  7    16.62    16.91    19.24    18.71    0.117    0.190
              +/-0.03  +/-0.03  +/-0.06  +/-0.05 +/-0.020 +/-0.020

For the 1981 observations the receptor was the valve electronographic
camera.  For 1983 it was the wide-field electronographic
camera.  The photometry is based on a sequence of four stars.

1983 July 21                   (3841)              Brian G. Marsden

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